Wednesday, July 6, 2016

PFC John Payne Hume

PFC John Payne Hume was born 24 Oct 1918 in Opal, Virginia to Edgar Silas and Martinette Virginia (Payne) Hume. The family farmed. 

After entering the service, John was sent to England and assigned to C Company 116th Infantry.  He trained for and participated in the D-Day landing with that unit.  PFC Hume was killed in action on 6 Jul 1944.

PFC Hume is buried in the Normandy American Cemetery. Brother James Wilson Hume served in the U.S. Army from 1934 to 1959 retiring as an SFC.

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